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Therapy Assistant - Redhead

Apply now Job no: 493822
Work type: Part time
Location: Redhead
Categories: Therapy Assistant

With experience delivering therapy services in an Aged Care environment, particularly for older individuals living with dementia, you are committed to maintaining exceptional customer service standards and improving the quality of life for elderly members of our communities. Your proficiency in communication and digital skills, encompassing app and computer usage, further enhances your ability to connect with and support our residents effectively.

As a Therapy Assistant, you'll play a pivotal role in improving the wellbeing of our residents by delivering tailored therapy interventions in alignment with their individual Care Plans. You'll provide not only physical support, but also social and emotional assistance, fostering holistic care experiences. From facilitating group therapy sessions to guiding residents through individual activities, you'll ensure their engagement and comfort throughout. Collaborating closely with the physiotherapist and clinical management team, you'll contribute valuable insights to Care Plan development and evaluation, ensuring the efficacy of therapy activities and resident responses.

Your dedication to enriching the lives of our residents will be at the core of everything you do.

We are hoping you will join our fantastic Whiddon family at Redhead, on a permanent part time basis, working 48 hours a fortnight (Monday to Friday, with flexible start and finish times) 

We are looking for candidates who hold a Cert III in Allied Health Assistance or in Individual Support with completed mandatory training programs or equivalent. Candidates must be able to undertake physical demands of the role. 


Whiddon offer the opportunity for employees to make positive and meaningful impact on residents and clients in their roles. With our resident focused approach to care employees are provided with the opportunity to develop strong relationships and friendships.

In addition to the opportunity to genuinely make a difference in your role, Whiddon offer a competitive package with all the elements that you would expect and more:

  • Salary Packaging options so you can keep more of your pay. Did you know that by salary packaging, you can increase your hourly rate by more than $2? (obtaining financial advice is recommended) This is how:
    • Up to $611.53 per fortnight to pay your mortgage, rent, school fees, etc.
    • Up to $101.92 per fortnight to pay entertainment activities like cafes, restaurants, etc.
  • Leave entitlements so you can rest, recuperate and take care of your loved ones!
    • 5 weeks Annual Leave (or the option to cash out Annual Leave)
    • Long Service Leave after 5 years
    • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave
    • Up to 3 days paid community service leave each year
    • Up to 4 days paid compassionate leave
  • Work/life balance. Options to work morning, afternoon or night shifts
  • Whiddon Scholarships so you can study and advance your career. You can get financial support to cover your studies
  • Learning, learning, learning. Leadership courses for all levels of leaders, education resources and more!
  • Get recognised for your great work! On the spot recognition, Every Day Heroes, Annual Awards night and more.
  • Employee Referral Program. Earn bonuses for inviting your friends to work
  • Employee Assistance Program for when you need extra support
  • Locations across NSW and QLD. If you need to relocate or wish to transfer between our Homes


To apply for this position, please submit a copy of your resume addressing the above criteria. To find out more about this position and the benefits of a career at Whiddon then visit our website https://www.whiddon.com.au/careers/ 


Please note all successful candidates are required to provide evidence of NDIS Workers Check.

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